You really don’t need this crap anyway

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Boycott L’Oréal, Maybelline, and Garnier brands over their Cancer causing ingredients

Its corporate hypocrisy in action: L’Oréal, the multinational cosmetic conglomerate, is promoting its contributions to the fight against ovarian cancer at the same time that it sells products containing toxic chemicals linked to cancer.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reviewed the scientific literature and found a host of carcinogens, formaldehyde releasers and contaminants in products sold under the L’Oréal, Maybelline, and Garnier brands – all owned by L’Oréal. They’ve cross-referenced this research with authoritative bodies including the California Proposition 65 list of chemicals linked to cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the National Toxicology Program

Across L’Oréal’s many brands, products like eye makeup, nail polish, and hair products (including kids’ shampoo) contain cancer-causing chemicals.

Reducing our daily exposure to carcinogens is a major way to protect your health and fight cancer. L’Oréal needs to get the message that it’s time to remove carcinogens from its products.

Safer alternatives exist for the carcinogens in L’Oréal’s products, and some companies, including Johnson & Johnson, have agreed to remove some chemicals of concern. If an industry leader like L’Oréal makes the decision to go carcinogen-free, it will help move the rest of the industry, removing a huge source of daily exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.

It’s time for L’Oréal to stop putting our health at risk by selling products with cancer-causing chemicals.

For decades, L’Oreal has used the tagline “Because I’m worth it.” According to L’Oreal’s website, this phrase epitomizes the brand by focusing on women: “It was about her self-confidence, her decision, her style.”

The best way to prioritize women’s health is to stop using chemicals linked to cancer in cosmetics. Ending our daily exposure to chemicals linked to cancer in shampoos, lotions, and makeup is a critically important step that individuals can take today to help prevent cancer.

For example, Maybelline’s iconic pink and green Great Lash mascara contains Quaternium 15, a chemical that releases formaldehyde to preserve the product.

Formaldehyde has been designated as a carcinogen by many authoritative, scientific bodies, including the United States National Toxicology Program and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.glam cancer

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found even more chemicals linked to cancer in a number of additional L’Oreal products found on store shelves:

Benzophenone-1 in L’Oreal Colour Riche and Maybelline Color Show nail polishes;

Carbon black in L’Oreal eye liner

Titanium dioxide (in inhalable form) in L’Oreal eye shadows and Maybelline blushes and pressed powders

Formaldehyde releasing preservatives

DMDM hydantoin in L’Oreal Kids shampoos

Imidazolidinyl urea in L’Oreal mascaras, eye shadows, and both L’Oreal and Maybelline brand eye liners

Diazolidinyl urea in facial toner, BB cream

Quaternium-15 in Maybelline Great Lash mascaras

In addition, The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found four ingredients that are “most likely” contaminated with carcinogens:

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) which can be contaminated with PFOA in L’Oreal eye shadows and Garnier anti-aging

products; and

Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl ether which can be contaminated with PFOA in L’Oreal eye shadows

Polyacrylamide which can be contaminated with acrylamide in Garnier anti-aging products

Talc (in inhalable form) which can be contaminated with asbestiform fibers in L’Oreal eye shadows and Maybelline blushes and pressed powders

When it comes right down to it, L’Oreal refraining from using these chemicals just makes good business sense. After all, killing customers is a sure fire way to lower sales.

http://www.safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=1195

 

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3 thoughts on “You really don’t need this crap anyway

  1. Ya gotta wonder how many test animals were sacrificed for thier profit?

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  2. Thanks for the list, we will post it with the others in the bathroom.

    No other media source in this county has provided this public service, a nationwide problem explaining the lack of outrage nationwide…on many issues…

    Investigative reporter Mark Shapiro wrote the book “Exposed” documenting how name-brand products exported from China to the U.S. contain toxins that are missing from the same products exported to the European Union due to the EU’s “Precautionary Principles” requiring proof that chemicals are safe BEFORE exportation.

    Again, the biggest offenders are unregulated cosmetics/perfumes.

    The book lists these chemicals:

    Myreth
    Ethoxylation
    Oleth
    Ceteareth Glycol
    Polyethylene
    Oxynol
    Triclosan
    Tricocarbon

    Sorry for any misspellings

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  3. Just add an addicting substance like tobacco, also linked to cancer and it’s exponentially worse.
    RIP Mom.

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